Best test framework for Node in 2022?

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  • c8

    output coverage reports using Node.js' built in coverage

    We use Mocha with Chai for tests - works perfectly. We use c8 for coverage, which is a drop-in replacement for nyc which doesn't (or didn't when we switch) support import. We then use husky for managing git hooks, such as ensuring all tests pass to allow a push (which can be forced through if needed).

  • mocha

    ☕️ simple, flexible, fun javascript test framework for node.js & the browser

    We use Mocha with Chai for tests - works perfectly. We use c8 for coverage, which is a drop-in replacement for nyc which doesn't (or didn't when we switch) support import. We then use husky for managing git hooks, such as ensuring all tests pass to allow a push (which can be forced through if needed).

  • Zigi

    The context switching struggle is real. Zigi makes context switching a thing of the past. It monitors Jira and GitHub updates, pings you when PRs need approval and lets you take fast actions - all directly from Slack!

  • husky

    Git hooks made easy 🐶 woof!

    We use Mocha with Chai for tests - works perfectly. We use c8 for coverage, which is a drop-in replacement for nyc which doesn't (or didn't when we switch) support import. We then use husky for managing git hooks, such as ensuring all tests pass to allow a push (which can be forced through if needed).

  • ava

    Node.js test runner that lets you develop with confidence 🚀

    We use node-tap at work which is similar to the new experimental nodejs test runner. There is also AVA which is also popular. I tend to lean more towards test runners that don’t pollute the globe namespace, that have a reduced api and rely less on mocking. If you write pure functions, then testing becomes much simpler and not much need for mocks.

  • vitest

    A Vite-native test framework. It's fast!

    Best alternatives for jest are vitest and jappa.

  • Sonar

    Write Clean JavaScript Code. Always.. Sonar helps you commit clean code every time. With over 300 unique rules to find JavaScript bugs, code smells & vulnerabilities, Sonar finds the issues while you focus on the work.

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